Oh, no, you shouldn't be surprised if you haven't heard about it. It was hardly reported at all. Only a few people picked it up, including Phyllis Chesler. You can imagine while we are busy trying to appease Muslim extremists for killing bin Laden, that this was not going to be Front Page news. Not even close.
This one occurred in Michigan by Rahim Alfewahi, who lives in Minnesota. There is little doubt as to why he killed his stepdaughter, Jessica Mokdad:
A Minnesota man is accused of killing his 20-year-old stepdaughter in Michigan because she left home and wasn't following Islam, police said Tuesday.
Rahim Alfetlawi, 45, was being held without bond Tuesday in the Macomb County Jail after being charged with first-degree murder in the death of Jessica Mokdad on Saturday at her grandmother's home in the Detroit suburb of Warren. [snip]
That is to say, there is little doubt that this was an "honor" killing.
[snip]Warren Police Detective Lt. Michael Torey said Alfetlawi went to police in neighboring Center Line to report the shooting. Torey said Alfetlawi told police the gun discharged accidentally when he pulled it out, but police believe he intentionally shot Mokdad in the head.
Torey said Mokdad had left her mother and stepfather to live with her father near Flint in Grand Blanc because she did not like their rules.
"He's a strict Muslim, she was more Americanized," Torey said. [snip] (Click here to read the rest.)
Sigh. Another young life lost to what can only be described as a barbaric belief system in which women, and girls, are treated as property, at best.
As far as I can tell, only The New Agenda highlighted this incident by running Phyllis Chesler's post, "Jessica Mokdad, 20, Killed by her Stepfather — When Will the Media & Muslim Groups Break Their Silence on This American Honor Killing?"
It begs the question, why? Why does the mainstream media, and women's organizations, Muslim or otherwise, continue to ignore these kinds of horrific events? How many more women are going to die in this country (or any country, for that matter), before these groups, and the media, fully cover this despicable practice?
Again, it begs this question - WHY? Why are these "honor" killings going under-reported?